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Opportunity to Improve. By 2020, more than 60 percent of Idaho jobs will require a career certificate or college degree. Roughly 90 percent of Treasure Valley students graduated from high school in 2009.

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Opportunity to improve
Opportunity to Improve

  • By 2020, more than 60 percent of Idaho jobs will require a career certificate or college degree.

  • Roughly 90 percent of Treasure Valley students graduated from high school in 2009.

  • It is estimated that fewer than half of these graduates went on to some form of postsecondary education by age 19.

Idaho in comparison
Idaho in Comparison

  • In 2011, Idaho had the lowest average per capita income in both the northwest region and the US.

  • In 2010, Idaho had the lowest four-year public institution graduation rate in the Northwest region and was ranked 48 in the US.

Idaho in comparison1
Idaho in Comparison

  • Average Per Capita Income and State Rank (BEA 2011)

    Wyoming $47,301 (7)

    Washington $44,294 (14)

    Colorado $44,088 (16)

    Nevada $38,173 (31)

    Oregon $37,909 (33)

    Montana $36,573 (36)

    Utah $33,790 (46)

    Idaho $33,326 (50)

Idaho in comparison2
Idaho in Comparison

  • Four-Year Public Institution Graduation Rate and State Rank (IPEDS 2010)

    Washington 69% (3)

    Oregon 54% (25)

    Colorado 53% (26)

    Wyoming 53% (27)

    Utah 47% (38)

    Nevada 44% (43)

    Montana 43% (44)

    Idaho 38% (48)

Unemployment rate by education level
Unemployment Rate by Education Level

  • Less than high school 11.3 %

  • High school graduate, no college 8.7 %

  • Some college or associate degree 6.5 %

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 4.1 %

    (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2012)

Tvep s goal
TVEP’s Goal

TVEP’s goal: To coordinatethe area’s existing resources andinstitutions to ensure at least80% of Treasure Valley studentsgo on to college and/orcareer/technical education by 2016.

Shared community vision
Shared Community Vision

Shared Community Vision: Every child, every step of the way, cradle to career.

Mission: The Treasure Valley Education Partnership is an unprecedented collaboration designed to advance a world-class education system that leads all students to their career of choice.

Tvep beginnings
TVEP Beginnings

  • 2010 ― A United Way of Treasure Valley (UWTV) study called the Treasure Valley Education Partnership (TVEP) identified the true high school graduation rate, dropout rate and college going rate for the valley.

  • Data revealed Caldwell School District (CSD) as having the most need and was prioritized.

  • UWTV partnered with CSD and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA to implement the first district-wide continuum of education, called the P16 Caldwell Education Project.

Tvep beginnings cont
TVEP Beginnings (Cont.)

  • Meanwhile, Southern Idaho Conference (SIC) superintendents ― comprising 10 districts in the valley ― united to align their message.

  • The SIC met with and partnered with leaders from K-12, nonprofits, foundations, the business community and postsecondary institutions.

  •  Oct. 2011 ― TVEP joined the Strive Network, which provides a framework for success in 60 communitiesand 31 states.

Core leadership team
Core Leadership Team

  • Skip Oppenheimer, Oppenheimer Companies

  • David Alexander, Northwest Nazarene University

  • Rick Aman

  • Nora Carpenter, BBBS

  • Linda Clark, Meridian School District

  • Don Coberly, Boise School District

  • Jim Everett, YMCA

  • Bill Gilbert, The CAPROCK Group

  • Scott Gipson, Caxton Printers

  • Marv Henberg, College of Idaho

  • Kathy Hagler

  • Mike Jung, Idaho Statesman

  • Jamie MacMillan, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation

  • Cori Mantle-Bromley, University of Idaho

  • Dee Mooney, Micron Foundation

  • Barbara Morgan, Boise State University

  • Derick O’Neill, United Way of Treasure Valley

  • Rich Raimondi, Bishop Kelly High School

  • Brian Stewart, JP Morgan Chase

  • Martin Schimpf, Boise State University

  • Terry Uhling, Simplot

  • Jay Hummel, Kuna School District

  • Brent Lloyd, Futura Corporations

Community support
Community Support

TVEP has received community investments from:

  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.

  • Wells Fargo

  • The Wharton Foundation

  • Many other companies/organizations throughout the valley

Focus areas
Focus Areas

TVEP focuses on ensuring that every child:

  • Is prepared for school.

  • Is supported inside and outside school.

  • Succeeds academically.

  • Enrolls in and completes some form of post high school education.

  • Enters their career of choice.

  • Is supported through meaningful career progression.

Networks for each focus area
Networks for Each Focus Area

  • Each Goal has a corresponding Network to implement strategies and collaborative action within that area.

  • Each Network is composed of community members with expertise in that area.

  • Each Network includes a Core Team liaison and two chairs.

Recent success
Recent Success

  • Established community-level indicators for four of six focus areas

  • Hired Director of Continuous Improvement

  • Mobilized more than 200 organizations

  • Recognized as having phenomenal leadership

  • Network planning teams have identified priorities to begin our work in Prepared for School and Supported Inside and Outside of School groups

  • Secondary and postsecondary leaders of TVEP have decided to work collectively

Lessons learned
Lessons Learned


  • The fewer indicators the better (10-12 at community level.)

  • Focus on three priorities that everyone can agree on.

  • Stay present to what you can do in a year’s time.

  • Don’t let perfection get in the way of action.


  • New structure is critical. It takes “grass tops”and “grass roots.”

  • Concept of middle field

  • Must have leadership focus and a home

Lessons learned1
Lessons Learned


  • Manage expectations.

  • Forming, storming and norming.

  • Everyone will be at different levels. That’s OK.

  • There is tremendous power in collective impact.

  • Our voice is heard.

  • There is an end to the honeymoon period.

  • Be sensitive to voices you are missing.

Lessons learned2
Lessons Learned

The Work

  • This work is all about honesty.

  • Education outcomes vs. mobilization outcomes.

  • Be careful to think you are ever done.

  • Build on current work.

  • This work is a leap of faith.

  • Data can be sad; don’t let it numb you.


  • Failing forward

  • Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

  • Move from proving to improving

  • Investing in education is different than funding education

How you can get involved
How You Can Get Involved

  • Quarterly Advisory Group Meetings ―

    Everyone is invited to learn aboutprogress and provide feedback


    2-4 p.m. January 10

    2-4 p.m. April 11

  • Join a Network

  • Share the vision